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  • Food Lover's Market starts Hunger Month with over 2 million meals May 28, 2023
    Food Lover's Market launched its 7th in-store Hunger Month initiative earlier this month to raise funds to feed hungry South Africans.Partnering with partner suppliers, Food Lover's Market Hunger Month aims to create awareness and raise funds for meals for the most vulnerable in our communities annually. Shoppers are encouraged to voluntarily buy a meal for […]
  • Dumisani Dlamini - 30 years of acting and still going strong May 28, 2023
    Dumisani Dlamini is one of the country's most recognisable actors having played iconic roles like Chester in the classic series “Yizo Yizo” and Crocodile in “Sarafina!”.The actor has had a long and successful career spanning over 30 years and has even earned a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) nomination.“I was so interested in […]
  • Benni McCarthy thanks Stacy for being his ‘absolute rock' as they celebrate their wedding anniversary May 27, 2023
    Football icon and Manchester United first team coach, Benni McCarthy, took time off to publicly wish his wife of nine years a happy anniversary. Benni and former model wife Stacy, tied the knot in 2014 and share two children together, daughter, Lima,11 and five-year-old son, Lio. The Bafana Bafana all-time top scorer has three other […]
  • Shade is thrown as Nick Cannon's 8th baby mama joins the cast of ‘Selling Sunset' 6 May 26, 2023
    WARNING: This story contains season 6 spoilers.Christine Quinn may have exited the building ahead of ‘Selling Sunset' season 6 but the drama certainly hasn't left with her.If anything, it's taken up residence at The Oppenheim Group, especially with Bre Tiesi (Nick Cannon's 8th baby mama) and Nicole Young joining the cast. Nicole has made cameos […]
  • ‘Lolea' unpacks cultural values as Africa Month draws to a close May 26, 2023
    The Joburg Theatre will close off Africa Month on a high note with “Lolea”, a thought-provoking theatre piece that is set to start conversations around cultural values.Co-written by Given Maluleke and Ingrid Hlatshwayo, “Lolea”, which loosely translates to “dry or empty”, will run at Joburg Theatre from May 30 - June 4.The piece is a […]
  • Mandla Mlangeni evokes the restless spirit of 1976 students in new album May 26, 2023
    Jazz trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni is launching his latest project, “Oratorio of a Forgotten Youth”, a powerful musical reflection on the 1976 student protests and the #FeesMustFall movement.The multi-genre production will be on stage at the Wits Great Hall on Saturday, May 27 at 7pm.Released ahead of Youth Month and rooted in the complex legacy of […]
  • Spoilt for Choice May 26, 2023
    MarketsShongweni Farmers & Craft Market: (today) Fresh produce, arts and craft, clothing and jewellery, artisanal food and live entertainment. From 7am to 1pm. The Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market also trades on the last Sunday of each month, from 8am to 1pm.Musgrave Market: (today) Berea Park for food, music and stalls selling arts and crafts, […]
  • Empowerment, individual strength and the many facets of love: Why I fell for Tina Turner May 26, 2023
    Leigh CarriageFor singers – amateur and professional alike – the name Tina Turner evokes instant reverence: Turner is a singer's singer and perhaps the performer's performer.A highly successful songwriter, the consummate dancer and fittingly ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine, Turner was the ultimate entertainer.Upon hearing […]
  • Halle Bailey is a welcome splash of diversity in the live-action reimagining of ‘The Little Mermaid' May 26, 2023
    After a symphony of pleas for diversity over the years, Hollywood has started heeding the call.It's already been manifested in numerous TV shows of late, including Shonda Rhimes' hit Netflix series, “Bridgerton”, where, in season 2, she introduced the Sharma sisters, played by Simone Ashley (Kate) and Charithra Chandran (Edwina). We've seen it also come […]
  • Rani Mukherji delivers a tour de force performance in the true life movie, ‘Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway' May 26, 2023
    After seeing a lot of social media chatter around the Netflix movie, “Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway”, I decided to check out what all the high praise was about.The film, helmed by Bollywood legend Rani Mukherji, has been on the streaming platform's SA Top 10 list this past week. I suspect that its impact on audiences […]
  • Tina Turner's singing was that of someone who knew pain May 26, 2023
    The Washington PostTina Turner's voice. You can hear it inside your mind right now. But what is that sound, exactly? Not a house burning down at 4 in the morning. Not a sports car slamming its brakes in the rain. Not some fighter jet ripping through the blue. Not the atom being split. We're meant […]
  • Comedian Dalin Oliver shows off his bae and confirms he's ‘off the market' May 26, 2023
    Comedian Dalin Oliver publicly declared his relationship status on social media this week after he shared some loved up snaps with his singer girlfriend, Maxine Ceasar.He captioned the pictures: “Off the calendar & off the market.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by @dalinoliver (@dalinoliver) Oliver told IOL Entertainment: “We have been seeing […]
  • Kids have free playtime at CraftFest May 26, 2023
    Durban - Kids get an extra special day of fun at our CraftFest this year.Brought to you by the Independent on Saturday and the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market, CraftFest is a fun family festival that celebrates everything crafty. Catch it on the June 16 public holiday from 10am to 5pm.Not only will children have […]
  • After a blah start, ‘The Real Housewives of Johannesburg' 3 struggles to live up to expectations May 26, 2023
    “The Real Housewives of Johannesburg”, produced by actress Sonia Mbele, introduced Mzansi, is back.The first season of the show proved to be a success and it was brought back for a second. But season three took longer to return due to several setbacks. The pandemic and, in April 2021, a physical altercation between Christall Kay […]
  • Celine Dion axes tour as 'human statue' condition worsens May 26, 2023
    Celine Dion has cancelled her entire world tour because of her ongoing battle with SPS.The 55-year-old singer suffers from Stiff Person Syndrome - a neurological disorder characterized by progressive muscle stiffness and recurring episodes of muscle spasms - and had been due to resume her Courage World Tour across Europe in August.But after initially postponing […]
  • Lungisa Xhamela back from hiatus with uplifting new amapiano single, ‘Kuwe Bawo' May 26, 2023
    After a three-year hiatus, musician Lungisa Xhamela is back with a new single that showcases his versatility and spiritual depth.Xhamela rose to fame in 2015 when he was a finalist on season 11 of “Idols SA”. He later went on to earn a South African Music Award (Sama) for best album – for his debut […]
  • ‘Deadpool 3' production underway despite writers' strike May 26, 2023
    “Deadpool 3” has started filming amid the ongoing writers' strike.The Marvel blockbuster sequel – which will see Ryan Reynolds reprise his role as the wisecracking mercenary alongside Hugh Jackman returning as Logan/Wolverine – has begun production despite the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) in its third week of action in a bid to land a […]
  • Divas unite for ‘Soul Sisters' at GrandWest May 26, 2023
    If you're a firm believer in old-school music then you can't miss what's about to be served at the “Soul Sisters 2023” concert taking place at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, on Saturday, May 27.Some of Mzansi's hottest female artists, including Lady Zamar, Andrea Fortuin, Amy Jones, Ramaine Barreiro and Vuvu Khumalo, will light up the […]
  • ‘Kings & Queens of Comedy' returns to Joburg this weekend May 26, 2023
    The cream of the crop in comedy is gathering in Joburg this weekend and we've heard it's about to be the funniest affair.The “Kings & Queens of Comedy” showcase returns to the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on Saturday, May 27, for an evening of laughter, just in time for pay day, because its always lekker […]
  • K.O shows no signs of slowing down with new Toss bop, ‘Rockabye Baby' May 26, 2023
    There is no precedent for a local rapper quite like K.O. Since the genre first started to take off in SA about three decades ago, no one has managed to be as relevant for as long as he has.Nor has anyone reinvented themselves as consistently as he has and no one has been this good […]